Rebirth of 1985’s Best Doctor - Chapter 18
After Su Jinyue had her dinner, she put the leftover food and the washed bowls in the cupboard. When she heard voices outside, she knew that Xu Tiansheng and Song Yiren had returned.
“Jinyue, come here for a while,” Xu Tiansheng shouted from outside.
“Coming.” Su Jinyue wiped the water on her hands with a towel and walked out of the kitchen.
“Jinyue, did you bully Yiren?” Xu Tiansheng asked with a serious face, when Su Jinyue came out. Although Jinyue and Yiren were not biological sisters, they had grown up together. Apart from not being related by blood, they were just like biological sisters. Needless to say, he hoped that they could get along with each other harmoniously, and be as close as biological sisters, helping each other out.
Su Jinyue looked at Song Yiren. Su Jinyue saw that Song Yiren’s eyes were red and an aggrieved expression filled her face. Su Jinyue sneered in her heart. “No I didn’t. Why would I bully Yiren?”
Xu Tiansheng glanced at Song Yiren before continuing, “Yiren was injured. Why did you leave her behind and go off first?”
Su Jinyue looked at Song Yiren in confusion and said, “Why didn’t you tell me you were injured? Where are you hurt? I’ll get some medicine to help you bandage it.” Only Song Yiren’s palm was scratched on her entire body. Was that considered an injury?
Song Yiren inwardly clenched her teeth and said, “I just sprained my ankle. I can just apply some medicated ointment on it later.” The current Su Jinyue seemed like an entirely different person. In the past, as long as Teacher put on a stern face, she would not even dare to breathe. Yet now, Song Yiren dared to play dumb in front of Teacher. How could a person change so fast?
“It’s inconvenient for you to apply it yourself. Let me help you. I’ll go in and get the medicated ointment. Just hold on for a while,” Su Jinyue said and ran into the house.
“No need, I can apply it myself!” Song Yiren shouted. Her foot was not injured at all. If she let Su Jinyue help her apply the ointment, it would be letting the cat out of the bag.
After a while, Su Jinyue walked out with a bottle of medicated ointment and said, “Yiren, sit down. I’ll help you apply the medicated ointment.”
“Wait a minute, I’ll apply it myself.” Song Yiren reached out to take the medicated ointment in Su Jinyue’s hand. She often sprained her ankle when she went up the mountain to gather medicinal herbs and would take care of it herself. Hence, she never thought that Su Jinyue would offer to help her apply the ointment. Otherwise, she would not have claimed that she sprained her ankle.
How could Su Jinyue possibly let Song Yiren take the medicated ointment? She put the medicated ointment in her pocket and pointed to the chair beside her, as she said, “It’s not a trivial matter to injure your muscles and bones. Sit down quickly. I’ll help you rub it with medicated ointment. I guarantee that you’ll be able run like the wind tomorrow.”
“But I haven’t washed my feet yet,” Song Yiren said embarrassedly. Su Jinyue was extremely fastidious. If she said this, Su Jinyue would definitely not help her apply the ointment.
“It doesn’t matter. I’m not grossed out by you. I understand, you must be angry with me, that’s why you won’t let me help you apply the medicated ointment,” Su Jinyue said suddenly. In her past life, she was obsessed with cleanliness, but during her time in prison, she had long gotten accustomed to being dirty and messy.
“How can I be angry with you?” Song Yiren said with a forced smile. Right now, she was itching to bite Su Jinyue a few times to vent her anger.
Su Jinyue smiled and pressed Song Yiren down on the chair as she said, “Since you’re not, then let me help you apply the ointment. Otherwise I’ll take it that you’re angry with me.”
Anger welled up in Song Yiren’s heart, but she could not flare up in front of Xu Tiansheng.
Su Jinyue squatted down and asked, “Which leg is it?”
“Right leg.” Song Yiren lowered her head and glared at Su Jinyue. I’m so mad!
Su Jinyue smiled provocatively, and pulled over a campstool from the side. “Put your foot on the campstool. Let me take a look.”
Gnashing her teeth together, Song Yiren slowly lifted her foot onto the campstool.
Su Jinyue reached out and rolled up Song Yiren’s trouser leg. She examined it closely and said, “It’s a little swollen. Bear with it.”
She poured out the ointment and rubbed it in the palm of her hand for a while, before applying it on Song Yiren’s ankle. She then began rubbing vigorously.
“It hurts! Be gentler!” Song Yiren cried out in pain. Gosh damn it Su Jinyue, she’s rubbing so hard! Even if I didn’t injure my foot, it’s about to get injured from her rubbing.
“Bear with it, you have a blood clot here. Only by rubbing it away will it not hurt tomorrow.” Su Jinyue rubbed even harder as she spoke.
Song Yiren’s chest felt stuffy but there was nothing she could do except grit her teeth and endure the pain.
“You girls should go to bed early once you are done.” Xu Tiansheng smiled in satisfaction and walked towards his room. As long as the two sisters had a good relationship, he would be happy.
“Okay!” Su Jinyue and Song Yiren nodded in response.
After hearing the sound of Xu Tiansheng’s door closing, Song Yiren vigorously wrenched her feet back. “Enough with you!”
“What is it? Not pretending anymore?” Su Jinyue stood up and looked at Song Yiren with a sneer.
“Su Jinyue, I don’t understand why you’re targeting me, but there’s one thing I must tell you. From now on, you better stay away from Big Brother Zhan,” Song Yiren warned as she glared at Su Jinyue. Big Brother Zhan was hers. No one could ever snatch him away.
“I shan’t. Besides, tomorrow, Big Brother Yihan and I are going up the mountains to play and sightsee. Are you envious?” Su Jinyue smirked triumphantly, before turning on her heels and heading back to her room.
Song Yiren’s entire body shook with anger and she glared furiously at Su Jinyue’s back as she left. “Su Jinyue, I won’t let you get away with it!” She really didn’t recognize the current Su Jinyue.
Su Jinyue’s lips curled up in a cold smile and her tranquil eyes were filled with chilliness. She said, “In that case, let’s wait and see!” Song Yiren, let’s slowly have fun. I’ll get back whatever you owe me, two fold.
The night was dark and the bright moonlight shone into the room through the window, shining on the ground and the bed.
Zhan Yihan turned over again. He thought that after travelling for a few days and running around the mountain, he would definitely be able to fall asleep very quickly. However, the scenes of his time with Jinyue kept flashing across his mind. In particular, the scene where she kissed his cheek left his heart feeling unsettled. What does she mean? Was that just to thank me?
Placing his hands behind his head, Zhan Yihan stared at the ceiling and daydreamed for a long time, before he smiled and shook his head. With a tinge of resignation and doting in his tone, he murmured, “What a horrible lass.” It seemed like it was going to be a sleepless night.
Su Jinyue opened her eyes and looked up at the clock on the wall. Then, she got up and walked outside. She did not sleep well the whole night and kept dreaming. In her dream was everything that happened in her past life, which made her feel a little depressed.
When she walked out of the house, she saw Xu Tiansheng doing Tai Chi in the courtyard. It was Teacher’s habit to do Tai Chi every morning, regardless of wind or rain.
“Teacher!” Su Jinyue greeted Xu Tiansheng. In her past life, it puzzled her greatly when Teacher suddenly died of an illness. By rights, Teacher practised medicine so he should have been able to detect his own health problems. Yet, the unexpected happened. Moreover, she personally performed an autopsy on him but found nothing unusual.
“Why did you get up so early?” Xu Tiansheng asked in surprise. Although Jinyue did not usually get up very late, it would still be after six o’clock. It was rare for her to get up this early.